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Digest: Best Talks in NYC, April

Bonjour, New York!

Want more talks and meetings with artists? Here is our new digest.

1. In MoMA within the program “Art and Practice”

Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m you can meet Basim Magdy, who is a Egyptian artist (born in 1977) and his interest in the unconscious and memory is at the root of his often-surreal works on paper, film, photography, and installation.

This workshop will explore the artist’s multidisciplinary methods for experimenting with poetic narrative, unconventional photographic processes, and analog image-making. After a screening of his work, Magdy will lead participants through his process of “film pickling” with common household materials. Artists, photographers, filmmakers, and poets with an interest in visual language are welcome to apply. A reception will take place from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. This program is free, but an application form is required.

2. In Columbia University School of the Arts Ann Hamilton (born 1956) is a visual artist who emerged in the early 1980s known for her large-scale multimedia installations will speak Thursday, April 11, 2019, 6:30PM.

She is internationally acclaimed for her large-scale multimedia installations, public projects, and performance collaborations. “Chorus”, a marble mosaic of text from the Declaration of Independence and the 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, was recently installed in New York City’s Courtlandt Street subway station — destroyed on 9/11 and reopened in 2018.

The Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 W. 129 St., New York, NY 10027

3. At Rubin Museum of Art, Monday 15, 7:00 pm. buck the system by attending this conversation on disrupting institutional power between artist Jill Magid (born 1973) who is an American conceptual artist and writer, and neuroscientist Leah Kellyto who is a neuroscientist at Rockefeller University.

In Magid's work, she forms intimate relationships with systems of power, including police, secret service, CCTV and forensics, subverting these through seduction and embedding herself within them, when Kellyto uses electrophysiology, tracing, and imaging to elucidate how neurons communicate with the rest of the body to regulate appetite and metabolism.

Tickets are $20.

4. In the heart of Soho at The Drawing Center April 25, 6:30 pm. join Orchard Galerie team on Curator Talk talk on artist Neo Rauch with Jeff Fleming.

Jeff’s numerous exhibition projects have focused on presenting the first one-person museum shows in the United States for younger, international artists. Art and Living magazine recently named him one of eleven innovative directors of American museums. The admission is free.

Au revoir!

See you there! :)



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